Cloverfield

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
Godzilla meets Blair Witch in this highly secretive blockbuster from the producer of the equally mysterious Lost. The footage in the film is said to be culled from a videotape found in a handicam after the ‘incident’, and revolves around a group of young New Yorkers struggling to stay alive throughout the crisis.

The exact nature of the beast has not been disclosed, and will not be revealed in any marketing material other than the movie itself. Curiousity, it has to be said, is killing us.
2008Rating: M, Fantasy Violence84 minsUSA

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Cloverfield / Reviews

Variety

Variety

An old-fashioned monster movie dressed up in trendy new threads, "Cloverfield" plays like "The Blair Witch Project" meets "Godzilla," as it charts via camcorder the desperate efforts of some twentysomething Soho scenesters to steer clear of a gigantic beast laying waste to Manhattan. Despite its indie-flavored shooting style, first-rate visual effects, reasonable intensity factor, nihilistic attitude and post-9/11 anxiety overlay, this punchy sci-fier is, in the end, not much different from all the marauding creature features that have come before it...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Think "Godzilla Unplugged" -- with chillingly effective results...

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Stuff

Stuff

It does everything a good monster movie should. It’ll thrill, it’ll shock, and it’ll quite likely scare the bejeezus out of you. Depending on your tolerance of handycams, it may very well make you sick...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Throughout, Cloverfield pulls off the trick of generating tension from what it doesn't reveal or what might be lurking just out of frame. That's an old trick, of course, and there's not really a lot new about Cloverfield, apart from its ground-level perspective. But there's no denying its inventiveness or intensity, and both are sure to make this New York demo tape a monster hit...

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Newshub

Newshub

Seeing what unfolds through a personal video racks up the tension perfectly, up close and intimate, and with some consistently strong performances by a cast of relative unknowns.

Despite that intimacy, the film failed to build any real attachment to the characters, but purely from a visual perspective, and for the ride, Cloverfield definitely kept me entertained, and even felt quite fresh....

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Believe the hype - Cloverfield is an impressive twist on the blockbuster disaster movie...

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BBC

BBC

Godzilla meets YouTube in this corking sci-fi thriller from Lost producer JJ Abrams and director Matt Reeves. Cloverfield's brilliantly simple gimmick is to take a traditional monster movie scenario and shoot the carnage from ground up, using a single camcorder carried by one of the protagonists. The action is relentless: we get five minutes of introductions at a going-away party for chiselled yuppie Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David), then something goes boom in Manhattan and it's wall-to-wall peril...

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